Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee today said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had “forgotten” his poll promise of bringing back black money, and his party should instead focus on bringing him back to the country from his frequent trips abroad.
“Where is the black money and where is the Rs 15 lakh in the account of every Indian?” Abhishek, nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wanted to know.
Addressing a rally here, he said, “Narendra Modi had promised that he would bring back the black money stashed abroad. He has forgotten his poll promise. Now his party rather than bringing the black money should focus more on bringing him back from his frequent foreign trips.”
The fast-rising TMC leader lashed out at the BJP leadership for trying to “destroy” the communal fabric of the country and “dividing” the masses.
Abhishek also asserted that the combined opposition force of the BJP, CPI-M and Congress would not be able to defeat the TMC in next year's Assembly poll.
He also took a swipe at a section of the media for spreading canard against the government.
“We have been voted to power by the people of Bengal and not by the media. The media may help the Opposition get oxygen ahead of polls, but it will not help them in the election,” he said.